Right Thurr

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"Right Thurr"
United Kingdom CD cover
Single by Chingy
from the album Jackpot
B-side "Mobb wit Me"
Released May 10, 2003 (2003-05-10)
Format CD, 12", digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre Southern hip hop
Length 4:10 (album version)
3:39 (remix version)
Label Capitol, Disturbing tha Peace
Writer(s) Alonzo Lee, Shamar Daugherty, Howie Bailey, Jr
Producer(s) The Trak Starz
Certification Gold (ARIA)
Gold (Music Canada)
Chingy singles chronology
"Right Thurr"
(2003)
"Holidae In"
(2003)
Music video
"Right Thurr" (Remix) on YouTube

"Right Thurr" is a song by American rapper Chingy. It was co-written and produced by St. Louis production team The Trak Starz. It was released on May 10, 2003 as the first single off his debut album Jackpot. The song was kept from being number one by Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love", staying at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks, giving him his first of three top 5 hits on that chart. It also became a number-one hit on the Hot Rap Songs chart for four weeks and peaked at numbers 2 and 5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Mainstream Top 40 charts respectively. The song also reached number one in New Zealand and charted in other countries like Australia, Canada and the UK. An official remix for the song was made as a bonus track on the album that featured rappers Jermaine Dupri and Trina.

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Cibula of PopMatters liked Chingy's choice of playing a pimp-like character for the song saying "there’s something to his voice, a certain awed respect for the absolutely amazing qualities of southern women, that puts the song over the top."[1] John Mulvey of NME gave a mixed review of the song, noticing the imitation Neptunes beat from the Trak Starz and Chingy's limitation as a rapper, but still found it to be "utterly irresistible" concluding with "It's all terribly Dirty South, as you'd imagine, but Chingy's soft and compelling way with the letter 'r' is weirdly Devonian, too. Which isn't something you can say about most potty-mouthed hip-hop prodigies these days. Nice wurrk."[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Right Thurr" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of May 17, 2003 at number 97.[3] Six weeks later, it moved ten spots from number 31 to 21 the week of June 28, 2003.[4] It moved six spots to number 15 the week of July 5, 2003.[5] It entered the top ten on the week of July 12, 2003 by moving six spots to number 9.[6] It reached the top five by moving five spots to number 4 the week of July 19, 2003.[7] It peaked at number 2 the week of August 9, 2003 through a surge of airplay but was kept from being number one by Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" for four consecutive weeks.[8] It stayed on the chart for thirty-three weeks.[9]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Jessy Terrero (who previously directed videos for 50 Cent and Jill Scott),[10] the video takes place at Beacon Ave. in Walnut Park East, St. Louis where Chingy is with his friends outside the porch of his house and is attracted by several women walking past his house. It moves to a club run by DJ Quik, where Chingy is performing on stage and partying with his friends while throwing money in the air, and at Courtesy Diner where Chingy is hanging out inside and outside of the diner. It ends with a late-night shot of the Gateway Arch intercut with fade shots of Chingy at the club. Ludacris, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan and The Trak Starz make appearances in the video.

An uncut version of the video featured extended scenes from the club of various women in bras and thongs doing suggestive dances on the people or each other. It was only shown at late-night on BET: Uncut and on the CD/DVD version of the album.

Live performance[edit]

Chingy made his U.S. television debut performing "Right Thurr" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 17, 2003.[11]

Remix[edit]

An official remix for the song was made as a bonus track on the album that featured rappers Jermaine Dupri and Trina. A video (found in the CD/DVD version of the album) was made for the remix that featured all three artists in a white background dancing together with people around them.

Freestyles[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Use in popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cibula, Matt (August 19, 2003). "Chingy: Jackpot". PopMatters. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mulvey, John (September 12, 2005). "Chingy : Right Thurr". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Martens, Todd (May 8, 2003). "Sean Paul Still 'Busy' On Singles Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Martens, Todd (June 19, 2003). "Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Martens, Todd (June 26, 2003). "'Idols' Still Rule Billboard's Singles Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Martens, Todd (July 3, 2003). "Beyonce Dominates Billboard Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Jeckell, Barry (June 10, 2003). "Beyonce, Jay-Z Still 'Crazy' On Singles Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ Martens, Todd (July 31, 2003). "'Crazy' Beyoncé Stops Chingy 'Right Thurr'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chingy - Right Thurr". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jessy Terrero". mvdbase.com. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tunes On TV". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. July 14, 2003. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chingy - Right Thurr (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chingy - Right Thurr (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Chingy - Right Thurr (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Chingy - Right Thurr / Mobb Wit Me (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Chingy - Right Thurr (Remix) (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Chingy - Right Thurr (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chingy – Right Thurr". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  19. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Chingy – Right Thurr". Tracklisten.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Chingy – Right Thurr". Top 40 Singles.
  21. ^ "Chingy – Right Thurr – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  24. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  25. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  26. ^ "Chingy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Chingy. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  27. ^ "Top Selling Singles of 2003 – The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Year-End Charts: The Hot 100." Billboard 2003 Year In Music Billboard. 2003.
  29. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - 2003". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  31. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Chingy – Right Thurr". Music Canada. 
  32. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (October 16, 2003). "Sean Paul, Chingy, Outkast Lace 'Em Up For 'NBA Live'". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 

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